Urban Assault Ride hits city on Sunday

Riders in the Sept. 21 Urban Assault Ride will take a scavenger hunt through the city with a “checkpoint” at the Chipotle in Calhoun Commons.

The 25-mile ride features obstacle courses at each checkpoint, such as “Bike Jousting” and “The Keg Walk.”

This is Minneapolis’ first Urban Assault Ride, and the event has already hit several other cities this summer including Seattle, Portland, Austin, Denver and Madison. The event is designed to promote biking as a form of everyday transportation.

The Urban Assault Ride organizers tout all kinds of sustainable practices. They use biodiesel to fuel the truck that travels between cities holding all of their Urban Assault Ride gear. They tap into solar power at each event by using a cargo trailer topped with solar panels. They use vendors that compost or recycle all of their materials, they use reusable drawstring bags, and they use organic cotton shirts.

According to Peace Coffee, one of the event sponsors, the June event in Austin drew more than 1,300 riders.

The Urban Assault Ride is produced by Adventure Fit Inc., a sports marketing company based in Longmont, Colorado.

Registration for the event is available through Friday, Sept. 19. For more information, visit urbanassaultride.com